About the Scenic Rim’s towns and villages
Lovingly restored majestic old buildings, traditional draperies and butchers, as well as the modern comforts we’re all used to. It’s the little bit of remaining unpretentious period charm which makes the Scenic Rim special.
Boonah, Beaudesert, Tamborine, Kalbar, Harrisville, Beaudesert and Rathdowney – they’re just a few Scenic Rim towns and villages, each with their own historic character.
Tamborine Mountain was first settled in 1875, as a pioneering sawmill town. Timber-getters had their eyes on the abundant world-class rainforest species, used in building construction and furniture making, but their plans were soon halted by the almost impossible task of exporting their milled product from the high mountain plateau. More >>